(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Vivint and Garbett Homes on Wednesday announced the first affordable, climate 5 net-zero “smart home” to achieve a HERS 0 rating. Located in Herriman, this non-custom, self-sufficient, solar-powered home, called The Zero Home, is one of the first production homes in the United State that can generate as much energy as it consumes.
Herriman energy-efficient home wins design award
Architecture » Home produces only $10 monthly utility bill.
By Vince Horiuchi
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jan 23 2014 03:52 pm • Last Updated Jan 24 2014 07:49 am
A new energy-efficient Herriman home built by Garbett Homes was awarded a platinum award from the 2014 Professional Builder Design Awards competition in California. The home was designed by Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning.
The three-story, five-bedroom home at 5047 W. Ambermont Drive is the first attainable, or affordable, house in Utah that achieves a U.S. Department of Energy HERS (House Energy Rating System) rating of 0. The house has since been sold for $570,000 and won the Single-Family Production (2,001 to 3,000 square feet) category.
To achieve that rating, the home has double-paned windows, special frames and seals for the windows and doors, four types of insulation, and solar panels to produce electricity. The monthly utility bill for the home is about $10 per month.
Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
About Reader Comments
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account
. See more about comments here.